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times. foreman is being charged as an adult. >>> all right, stephen colbert will be testifying before congress. half spoken word, half dance number. [ laughter ] >> the big story, you heard right. comedian stephen colbert is in d.c. to testify before congress, particularly about immigration outside a house committee. sherri ly is live with details. >> reporter: stephen colbert may be a comedian but his appearance on capital hill today is no joke. you wouldn't think of him as a person that was an expert on illegal immigration but anyone who watches his show knows he recently joined up with the united farm workers to spend a day on a farm as a migrant worker. the comedy central host will testify about his experience doing that alongside the ufw at a house judiciary subcommittee hearing on illegal immigrants working in agriculture. his stint as a farm worker appeared on his show last night, the could be air report. last month he spent the day on a farm in upstate new york picking beans and sorting corn. it's part of the ufw taking our jobs campaign, inviting americans to replace an undoc
showtime. comedi stephen colbe appears before congress testifying at a hearing on immigration. >> this is america. i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. >> did his tongue-in-cheek performance mock congress or send an important message? >>> out of control. a florida mom arrest and charged with child abuse after egging on her teenage daughter's catfight. and it was all caught on tape. >>> and bailed out. lindsay lohan free this morning just hours after a judge ordered her back to jail. we'll have the latest episode for the troubled young actress. day is saturday, september 25, for the troubled young actress. day is saturday, september 25, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> goomorning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday. i'm lester holt. >> i'm amy robach. a lot of people may have thought they were watchg "the colbert report." actually, no, it was a real subcommittee hearing in congress. >> i have to tell you. i didn't know whether to laugh out loud or cringe bause it was awkward at times. colbert not the first celebrity to testify before congre
, immigration, was turned over, intentionally, to a scripted farce, to make a point as stephen colbert brought his late-night tv character to an actual congressional hearing where he had been invited to testify about a single day he spent on a farm courtesy of the farm workers union. he was hardly the first celebrity to testify before congress, but nobody had seen anything quite like this before, and there's never been a climate quite like this one before. our white house correspondent savannah guthrie is here with us with more on this to start us off. >> reporter: as is customary in washington, when he sat down to testify, he went off script and into his comedy routine. and not everyone is laughing tonight. on capitol hill today, more evidence of why some americans think washington is a joke. the comedian stephen colbert, was billed as an expert witness on farm labor. and testified in character. >> congresswoman asked me to share my vast experience, spending one day as a migrant farm worker. i'm happy to use my celebrity to draw attention to this important complicated issue, and i certainly h
gaining. >>> at a house subcommittee hearing on agriculture and farm workers, comedian stephen colbert is there now and it was really interesting and probably awkward for him. he shows up this morning and the chairman of the house committee, representative john conyers asked him to leave and then the woman who invited him there, said can't he stay and give his testimony, which was about the ten hours he spent picking fruit and the interview that he did with zoey, now he's being questioned by members of this committee after making his statement. well, she's asking the question, let's go back to that tape at the beginning of this hearing. >> congresswoman asked me to share my experience spending one day as a migrant farmworker. i am happy to use my celebrity to draw attention to this important issue. i hope my star power can bump this up to c-span1. as we heard this morning, america's farms are far too dependent on immigrant labor to pick our fruits and vegetables. the obvious answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegetables. if you look at the recent obesity statistics, many
it to the authorities. >> geraldo: so funny. love them or hate them, jon stewart and stephen colbert are at the forefront of political debate. colbert testified about migrant farm workers. >> americans farms are for too die pendent on immigrant labor to pick fruits and veggables. the obvious answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegetables. eventually americans may consider taking these ons again. or maybe that is crazy. maybe the easier answer is to have scientists develop vegetables that pick themselves kimberly guilfoylthemselves. >> kimberly: that is one solution. here to give us his take is steven crowder. what do you think about the testimony of colbert. there is a lot of controversy about it. >> we are talking about it. talking about it with you. i love geraldo but you are more fun to look at. everry time i'm here he is not here. i think he bailed. >> kimberly: finds you frightening. >> the feeling is mutual. nancy pelosi, a lot of things you can say, she is old, she is mean, but not stupid. she understands the value in entertainers and using cultural icons for the
. >> thanks for dropping by. appreciate it. keeper? >> all right, thanks. >>> well, no joke, stephen colbert not only holding a rally in washington, he's also scheduled to testify before congress. we're getting details from the cnnpolitics.com desk coming up. 45 minutes past the hour. ♪ i thought it was over here... ♪ [car horn honks] our outback always gets us there... ... sometimes it just takes us a little longer to get back. ♪ >>> 48 minutes past the hour right now. we get a check on the morning's headlines. rob marciano is in the extreme weather center. talk about extreme, last night, man, we had a lightning storm. the lightning was unbelievable. >> yeah. the lightning show across the northeast yesterday. those storms have moved on. it sunk to the south. you won't be quite as hot as yesterday, but everyone south of there is going to be hot. look at the cool air in the southeastern third of the country and all this rain. some of this is tropically fed. take a look at what happened in tucson yesterday. you don't need a lot, a half inch of rain in a few hour, boom, you get flash floo
. >>> stephen ratner was basically plucked from the world of finance and put in charge of the task force, his assignment, save the u.s. auto industry from collapse. back then, that felt like a very real possibility. he's the author of a new book called "overhaul" an insiders account of the obama administration's emergency rescue of the auto industry. he's with me. steve, in one word, was the u.s. auto industry, as we reported it was, as we were told it was, was it on the brink of destruction? >> absolutely. >> it was really that close? because we were warned by ford if gm goes down it could take down suppliers which could then have a connecting affect to the other automakers. >> without the government's intervention gm would have run out of mope in 2009. they would have closed their doors. they would have liquidated. a million people would have been out of work. by the way as he said, ford would have shut down, too, because the suppliers weren't available. >> we weren't the company on the brink but he was making a strong argument. what surprised you most when president obama asked you to take
and stunned that stephen colbert to do that. >> why would they do that? >> we'll run it. >> as will ferrell said in "wedding crashers," what are they doing? >> we'll run it. let's go to politico. >>> we'll get to jim vandehei, the executive editor of plate co-with a look at the playbook. you guys have pretty surprising new polls from your political battleground poll. let's go through them real quickly. does president obama deserve re-election? >> only 38% at this point said he deserves re-election. 44% said they've vote to oust him. 15% said they'd consider voting for somebody else. i think that speaks to his overall weakness right now, especially with independent voters. it was really amplified with the independent vote. people still like him at the personal level. they're not pleased with his policies, in particular health care, which did quite poorly in this poll, both with voters in general and with independents. >> joe, are you surprised by that number? >> no. but this is really about trying to predict who is going to win the super bowl two years from now. just a little-known fact beca
to be giving us an update. >>> also, spending the day picking vegetables at a farm. stephen colbert spends a day on capitol hill after doing that for a house hearing about farm workers. we're going to get details from our politics.com desk coming up. [ female announcer ] what if your natural beauty could be flawless, too? new aveeno positively radiant tinted moisturizers, with scientifically proven soy complex and natural minerals give you sheer coverage instantly, then go on, to even skin tone in four weeks. new aveeno tinted moisturizers. i know who works differently than many other allergy medications. hoo? omnaris. [ men ] omnaris -- to the nose! [ man ] did you know nasal symptoms like congestion can be caused by allergic inflammation? omnaris relieves your symptoms by fighting inflammation. side effects may include headache, nosebleed, and sore throat. [ inhales deeply ] i told my allergy symptoms to take a hike. omnaris. ask your doctor. battling nasal allergy symptoms? omnaris combats the cause. get omnaris for $11 at omnaris.com. my friends at work think there's more than one "me.
with the top stories we're following at cnn. comedy central meets c-span. stephen colbert testified before a house judiciary subcommittee about a day he spent picking beans on a farm in upstate new york. the issues are serious. illegal immigration and chronic rampant unemployment. colbert says he hopes his experience would, quote, bump this hearing all the way up to c-span 1. some lawmakers were not amused. >>> the 20-something billionaire who founded facebook giving some of his money to newark public schools. when you're a billionaire, some can mean a lot. i'm talking $100 million. it's the first check written by a new foundation called start-up education finance by mark zuckerberg. >>> still in new york with the u.n. general assembly, president obama turns his sights to sudan. next hour focused on a countrywide vote whether the oil rich autonomous south should break from the north. part of a 2005 agreement ending two decades of war. some feel war is destined to return. >>> a case of stunned and outraged dog lovers the world around, star nfl quarterback michael vick busted for running a b
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declared emergencies. comedian and satirist stephen colbert took his celebrity to a u.s. house hearing today to raise awareness about farm workers. colbert recently spent a day picking beans in a united farm workers program called "take our jobs." it aims to show that few americans will do such work, leaving low-paid illegal immigrants to do it. >> i think there are way too many undocumented mexican workers here in the united states doing jobs. and i think that we've ignored this issue for too long and it is time to roll up our sleeves and face this issue imagineo-- mano a whatever the spanish word for mano is. >> sreenivasan: colbert stayed in character as a mock news commentator for much of the hearing. in india, athletes from around the world began to arrive in new delhi for the troubled commonwealth games. the event has been plagued by negative publicity about unfinished venues and dirty accommodations for athletes. and the start of competition is just nine days away. some athletes have pulled out, but new zealand and australia confirmed today their athletes will attend. rescuers i
. >> plus, why stephen colbert may testify before congress tomorrow. >> also, the temperatures are not fall-ing. tom is talking about some near record highs. weather and traffic ahead. >>> and next, also on the way up, prices at starbucks. >>> well yo nonfat no foam, no whip, no shoes no service mocha might soon be costing you a lile more. starbucks announced that it will rase prices on what it calls labor intensive beverages. the reason is price increases of green arabica coffee as well as other raw ingredients like dairy, sugar and cocoa. as for those of you who just enjoy plain, old, small black coffee don't wory. starbucks officials say those prices will stay the same around $1.50. just don't call it a small. >> and what's the fun of dering just a coffee when you can say all that stuff? >> rattle it off. >> tom doesn't even drink coffee. >> i got the caffeine monkey off myack ten years ago. now he's on our director's back and causing problemin the control room this morning. ll, good morning, as we get going on this thursday morning, whether you need a caffeine jolt or not, it is a mild
to your paycheck next year if tax cuts are not extended. stephen moore, senior economic writer for the wall street journal, good morning to stkpwhraou by hill. -- hi bill. >> bill: if you make $50,000 a year, your taxes will go up $2900, starting when, the third week in january? >> january 1, 20 # one. as soon as that clock hits midnight, the new year brings those tax increases. >> if you're making $100,000 a year, your taxes go up $4500. >> yes. by the way, bill, let me just say one thing about this, it depends on how many kids you have, because remember there was a child credit in the 2001 and 2003 tax bill, so this is -- i think those examples you're using are for a family of four with two kids. bill: clarification, it is a family of four, based on our research and our brain room. the president has said he signed eight pieces of legislation already that provide small business tax cuts, and your tax haven't gone up in this administration, your taxes have gone down. is he right? >> well, he's partly right. it's true that he has signed a lot of legislation that's supposed to he
messages to five women. house majority leader steny hoyer not laughing about stephen colbert's testimony on friday. he called it an embarrassment and not appropriate. >>> tax cuts on hold, lawmakers will not vote to extend the bush era tax cuts until after the midterm elections. in an nbc news exclusive this morning, president obama insisted that those tax cuts be extended for everyone but the wealthiest americans. >> what we need is tax cuts for the middle class who are struggling and if they get a tax cut, they're likely to spend it, which means that a small business is potentially going to get a customer and we're going to see job growth. so we can't spend $700 billion on a tax cut that is not going to spur job growth. >> republicans are demanding democrats schedule a vote to extend tax cuts before lawmakers go on recess next week. democrats accuse republicans of tying things up in the senate. >>> five weeks until the midterms, by the way, and president obama is looking to fire up youth voter whose helped him get elected in hopes of making them a game changer for democrats think novem
, watch more of stephen colbert's testimony about the plight of farm workers. plus on "art beat," jeff talks to norwegian novelist per petterson about his book, "i curse the river of time". all that and more is on our web site, newshour.pbs.org. judy. >> woodruff: and that's the newshour for tonight. on monday, we'll talk to former clinton economic advisor laura tyson, who makes the case for extending bush-era tax cuts to the middle class, but not to the very wealthy. i'm judy woodruff. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. "washington week" can be seen later this evening on most pbs stations. we'll see you online, and again here monday evening. have a nice weekend. thank you and good night. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org vo:geico, committ
program. he said talks could begin again in october. >>> stephen colbert makes a visit to capitol hill. some congressmen called it a stunt, others thought it brought the attention to my grant farm workers. >> i like talking to people who don't have any power and this seems like one of the least powerful people in the united states are migrant workers who do work and don't have any rights as a result. >> colbert spent a day as a farm workering for his show on comedy central. he was asked to appear by the chairwoman of the subcommittee. >>> a late night appeal springs lindsay lohan from jail. a judge said she could post bail. it would have kept her behind bars until late october. lohan was sent to jail after failing a mandatory drug test required after violating probation on a 2007dui and drug arrest. >>> heading into their home opener against the cleveland browns, ravens rookie kindle makes his first public appearance two months after he fell down the stairs and suffered a skull fracture. he will not play this season, but after he was placed on injured reserve but he did sign his contra
are inside. >>> comcomedian stephen colbert is in front of hearings today. >>> lindsay lohan will be back in a beverly hills court today, facing the consequences of her recent relapse. the troubled star admitted on twitter to failing a court-mandated drug test. our mike von fremd has been covering the twists and turns. and is joining us now from outside the courthouse. good morning, mike. >> reporter: good morning, juju. lindsay lohan will walk into this courthouse a free woman. but she may be taken out in handcuffs. after spending 13 days in jail and 23 in lockdown rehab, lindsay lohan decided to do some shopping this week. much to the delight of celebrity photographers. she made this trip after confessing on her twitter page to failing a court-ordered drug test. and said, i'm taking responsibility for my actions. and i'm prepared to face the consequences. "us weekly" magazine says, it's talked to witnesses who say they watched lohan compose the mea culpa, while drinking whiskey in a bar and giggling. >> lindsay lohan needs a swift kick in the tush is what she needs. she needs it hard an
. if everybody voted, it would be one thing. >> the pathetic thing is it takes jon stewart and stephen colbert to make a rally. no one seems to get the sen thrifts out there. it takes two tv comics in a sense to have everybody yelling. >> pennsylvania, open seat in pennsylvania, pat tomb many leads democrat joe sestak 49-44. >> five points. that is something. you say democratic pollsters are keeping a poker face right now. looking at these numbers in the blue states, mark, have to be very nervous. >> they're very nervous. their hope remains to spend the money they have. in a lot of races democrats are sitting on money to try to demonized these republicans and limb nate nate them. the message voters want to hear is the one republicans in a disciplined way are peddling. change washington, put a check on barack obama, nancy pelosi and harry reid. >> one place where democrats are happy right now. one place, a place that things could have been so different. >> they could be different. in delaware, democratic chris coons leads republicaning opponent christine o'donnell 55% to 39%. >> look at the nex
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